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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    Quote Originally Posted by nicklenuts View Post

    What have you all found is the best way to go about fixin these things up to better fishable condition?

    Need to get the rods refinished. Usually involves taking all the eyes off and using a fine grade brillo pad to remove the varnish. Then clean up the blank and straighten it if need be. Replace the eyes and rewrapp then varnish again.

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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    Lynch Lynch ...where are you? Did you finish this rod? has it been christened by the trout? I wanna see more please llike some closeups of your wraps an handle. When we going fishing?

    Tight Wraps & Tight Lines
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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    Thanks for the prod Rick.

    The rod is done, I kept the wraps simple this time. I really like the REC recoil guides, very light and by far the easiest guides yet to put on a rod. I'll try to take some pictures of it tomorrow. I picked up a very nice real for it as well at a killer price.

    I have not fished it yet, only lawn cast it and am pleased. I might try it on the Battenkill this weekend. I've lined it with an Orvis Wonderline 4wt I picked up a month ago for $24 when they were clearancing them.

    I never thought I would say this so early in the spring season, but I might be done fishing the Salmon River for the season, just isn't doing it for me this year.

    Still working on the pontoon.....it might be soon, real soon......


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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    Here it is. I am really pleased with how it came out. Can't wait to try it!









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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    looks really nice...good job!!! i hope it works well for you.

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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    Sorry to hijack Lynch's thread, (not really) (not even a little), I purchased a Winston BX2 Blank today for 199.99, 10', 7wt, 4pc.... I should receive it in about a week, will give me plenty of time to construct it before the Steelhead Bash of which i still don't know if I can attend. I am looking for some advice on which components I should use, particularly the handle. I am not so interested as to how to build the rod, knowing that the boob Lynch can do it and do it well i may add, i am sure I will master it quickly. Anyone interested in purchasing BX2 blanks at the same price can PM me for the dealer. I purchased the last one in 10' 7wt 4 pc.

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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Trouser Trout View Post
    I am looking for some advice on which components I should use, particularly the handle.

    I like a half wells or wells grip on my single hand steelhead rods. Best advice I could give is to head to a fly shop and hold a couple rods (fishing rods) and see which one you prefer.

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    Re: It's here! - Sage ONE kit

    Well have fun with it TT. It'll be fun, just take your time and make sure everything is exactly how you want it (good thread wraps, properly line up guides, properly lined reel seat, etc) before your epoxy sets up and you apply your guide epoxy. Buy slow cure epoxy for the Grip/reel seat and order a fighting butt setup.

    Go with a Struble or ALPS reel seat, sometimes you can find a kit with the cork and seat. Fly Rod Cork Handle Kits - Cork Handles In terms of guides, well you can use simple $1-$3 guides or try the REC recoils, which I recommend and they will only add $20 more to the build.

    I order most of my stuff from Anglers Habitat & Hook & Hackle. Mudhole.com and J.Stockard are also a great resources site and has everything. Go on the mudhole site and sign up for their paper catalog and use their tutorials.


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